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Protecting Existing Trees from Construction Damage by Installing Orange Safety Barriers

Protecting Existing Trees

When working on construction sites or home landscaping projects, consideration must be given to protecting existing trees. Preventing damage to exposed tree roots and trunk bark can be crucial to the trees ultimate survival. The best method for protecting existing trees from potential injury can be as simple as installing a well-marked barricade around the tree, or group of trees. Installing a bright orange safety barrier like the one in the photo can save the day. Read more

Pruning Upper Branches | How to Safely Prune Upper Tree Limbs

Pruning Upper Branches

The need for pruning upper branches becomes inevitable as your trees mature. In many cases the upper tree limbs can grow dangerously close to power lines and other structures. The trees sprawling branches may extend near your home, covering eave gutters, or worse contacting roof shingles or the side of your house. Read more

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How to Properly Stake Newly Planted Trees

newly planted trees

When planting young trees in your yard, it is important to properly stake the newly planted trees for support and protection from the elements. In most situations, tree stakes are essential to hold the newly planted trees upright until adequate root growth has occurred. This is particularly true when the root ball of the tree is small, and especially if the tree is planted in a wide, open space or a windy environment, and when planting trees in sandy soil conditions. Read more

Steel T-Posts vs Metal Stakes What is the Difference

Steel T-Posts

Are Metal Stakes and Steel T-Posts the same thing?

While many people refer to Steel T-Posts simply as metal posts or steel stakes, there are many other variations of metal stakes and posts that are not necessarily T-Shaped but equally as dangerous. Of course, traditional Steel T-Posts are easily identified by looking at the stake from the top or end of the stake and observing the “T” shape. If you were to take the time to cut a Steel T-Post in half with a saw, or better yet cut a thin ¼” slice; the cross section of the piece you cut off the stake would look just like the letter “T”. Okay, I agree that’s far too much information to simply state the obvious! Read more